Melbourne Autumn Carnival Tips & Betting Advice

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The Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival is one of the great thoroughbred traditions of Australian racing.

While not as popular as the Spring Racing Carnival, the autumn contains some of Melbourne's best races, including the Blue Diamond Stakes and the All Star Mile.

Melbourne Autumn Racing Schedule

  • Date Race Name State Prize Money Distance Track

February 2023

March 2023

Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival Betting Odds

Check the individual betting pages for betting markets, the latest news and tips on the big Group One races of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

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Melbourne Autumn Carnival Fields 


The moment Melbourne Autumn Carnival fields for the big Group 1 races are available you’ll see them right here.

All things being equal you should see fields for most races finalised in the week leading into the events, with some connections waiting to see how they fair in the barrier draw before making the decision to run their horses.

Check back in the week leading into the specific race for the final fields.  

Melbourne Autumn Carnival Live Streaming


Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival live streaming is available with most online bookmakers that we recommend.

Ladbrokes and Sportsbet are among the betting sites who offer live streaming services on all Victorian racing and punters only need a positive account balance to reap the benefits.

Punters can live stream every race with almost all our recommended bookies, just double check on our review pages to see if they offer Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival live streaming.

Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival History


The Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival is the city's racing's return for the new year and helps shape the next 12 months of racing in Australia.

There's no shortage of Group One racing of all types, with two of the most popular races on the schedule the Blue Diamond Stakes and the newly minted, but not yet Group One All Star Mile. 

The Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival kicks off in February, but doesn't truly hit its straps until March. The centrepiece day is Super Saturday, which contains a number of Group One races including the Newmarket Handicap and the Australian Stakes. 

Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival FAQ

When does the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival start?

The Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival kicks off in February but doesn't truly hit full stride until March when the big Group One races start. There are 9 Group races in total, the first of which is the Blue Diamond Stakes followed by the Newmarket Handicap and Australian Cup on Super Saturday.

Where is the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival held?

The Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival is held at the three prominent venues in the city, Caulfield, Moonee Valley and Flemington. Flemington hosts the main race day which is Super Saturday.

What races are held on Super Saturday?

Super Saturday in March each year is the main race day as part of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival and contains the following Group One races:

The Newmarket Handicap
The Australia Cup

There's also a pair of Group Two races on the card, the Sires' Produce Stakes and the Kewney Stakes.